EPL: Kane beats Shearer record for most goals

EPL: Kane beats Shearer record for most goals

EPL: Kane beats Shearer record for most goals

The England worldwide surpassed Alan Shearer's 22-year-old record with a simple header and tapped in a 38th league goal of 2017 before half-time.

6 - He is the first player in Premier League history to score six hat-tricks in a single calendar year. It also capped another late surge to personal glory after he scored seven goals in the final two games of last season to beat Romelu Lukaku to the Golden Boot.

Kane's brace, which could turn into a treble before 90 minutes are up at Wembley, also saw him overtake Lionel Messi as Europe's leading scorer in 2017 with a overall tally of 56.

Kane, in particular, picked up exactly where he left off before he tucked into his Christmas dinner, scoring his second hat-trick in four days to blow Mauricio Pellegrino's team away.

His first goal came from the penalty spot after a controversial decision to give a foul on Dele Alli when there was only minimal contact. You deserve to hold the record of most @premierleague goals in a calendar year.

Helpless Southampton felt the full force of Harry Kane's scintillating form as St Stephen's Day as Tottenham handed the Saints a 5-2 festive thumping at Wembley Stadium.

More news: Wisconsin Badgers named to Canada's Olympic hockey team

At full-back, Rose (who was so impressive for the all-important first goal) played as well as he has since returning from injury while Serge Aurier, who kept his place ahead of Kieran Trippier, was energetic and used the ball well.

At both ends, they were missing key players but their lack of organisation and fight was embarrassing, proving far more costly than the absences of Virgil van Dijk and Charlie Austin.

Tottenham Hotspur are rarely busy in the January transfer windows under Mauricio Pochettino, but they could look for a new addition this time around.

With question marks over the future of left back Danny Rose, amid reports from the Daily Mail that Manchester United could pursue a £50million deal for the England worldwide, Spurs need to eye up a potential replacement - and their top target has been on their radar for some time. Sofiane Boufal pulled a goal back for Southampton in the 64th and substitute Dusan Tadic scored in the 82nd.

"To be compared to them, or just be up there with them is a great honour". Saints did the opposite, backing off Son, Alli and Eriksen naively and allowing Spurs to pick them off at will.

Related news